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Which sentence shows the correct use of a common homophone?

A. They’re still not finished with the project that was due yesterday.

B. Their are a number of great books about the Civil War in the library.

C. They said they would put away all of there clean clothes before school.

D. I think I saw an entire flock of wild parrots sitting in the trees over their.

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Answer: A. They’re still not finished with the project that was due yesterday.

Homophones are words pronounced the same way but with different spellings and meanings. In the question, “there”, “their”, and “they’re” are common homophones but not all of them are placed correctly to make sense in their respective sentences. Option B used a “their” at the very beginning of the sentence instead of a “there”, option C used a “there” mid-sentence instead of a “their”, while option D used a “their” instead of a “there” at the end of the sentence. All of these words have the same pronunciations but with different spellings and meanings.

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